Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Basement: Phase One

We have lived in this house for a little over 3 years now.
And we have done absolutely nothing to the basement.
The basement was already divided into two sections when we moved in.
A big open room, and then what will eventually be a bathroom and a bedroom/office/playroom....whatever we finally decide it will be.
Since we really weren't using this space for anything but storage, we decided to turn the big room into a playroom for the kids so that all of their big toys could be down here & they could actually play with them.

Here is a before picture of the basement:

This isn't a true before picture though.
This is the cleaned-up version.
This basement was a MESS!!!
And technically the other side of those 2x4's is still a mess.....but one project at a time. =)

First thing we did was get some sheet rock.
Jeff & my brother Tom had a lot of fun taking it downstairs around this sharp corner. ;-)

The kids really wanted to help Daddy.
So he was nice enough to let them "help" him.
Then he kicked them out of the basement. hee hee

He got almost all of the sheet rock up in one night!

We have a storage area under the stairs where we put stuff and we had already gotten one door for that area, but we (I) decided we needed another door so we could close off the other room.
So we headed to Lowe's.
After Jeff hung both doors (and finished the sheet rock) he put up two new lights so the basement wouldn't be so dark.
Then we cleaned up the floor (the carpet was here when we moved in) and rearranged all of the toys.
Here is the kids' new playroom!

The kids are VERY excited about their new place to play!!
Jeff did a GREAT job on the basement!!
This is just "phase one" of our basement renovation.
But, we will not get to "phase two, three, or four" for quite awhile.
Right now we are just happy that this part is done and it is now a more usable space.
Our (Jeff's) next big project is to put a deck on the back of the house in a few weeks.
I can't wait for that to be done!!!!
I am SO lucky to have such a handy husband! =)

1 comment:

  1. Looks Fantastic!! Can't wait to come over Easter Sunday and mess it all up ;0)